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Aaron Hanson

Aaron Hanson works at the UMN’s Institute on the Environment (IonE) as the Energy Program Specialist for Leadership and Education. Aaron has a background in construction, finance, and building energy modeling. In graduate school, he studied the policy intersection of high-performance and affordable housing, and researched what makes cities sustainable across the US, India, and China.

In his current role, he coordinates interdisciplinary energy transition research projects to ensure that systems-thinking is incorporated into the examination of new technologies and how they are deployed. Aaron also manages IonE’s Clean Energy Leaders program and teaches courses in Sustainable Housing and Building Science, and Environmental Grand Challenges.

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